Here are CBS’ renew/cancel standings for week 5 of the 2017-18 season, where declines aren’t all cause for alarm.

Show Status 18-49 rating Renew/Cancel Index
Me, Myself & I 🐻 🐻 1.06 0.36
Madam Secretary (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.73 0.03
Scorpion (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.84 0.14
NCIS: New Orleans (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.04 0.34
NCIS: Los Angeles (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.03 0.33
Criminal Minds (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.1 0.4
Wisdom of the Crowd 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.04 0.34
SEAL Team (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.2 0.5
9JKL (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.4 0.7
MacGyver (F) (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.82 0.47
Bull (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.24 0.54
Hawaii Five-0 (F) (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.03 0.77
Blue Bloods (F) (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 0.96 0.67
NCIS (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.44 0.74
Kevin Can Wait (O) 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 1.42 0.72
Young Sheldon 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 3.8 3.1
The Big Bang Theory Renewed 3.16 2.46

 

Ratings for “MacGyver” are down about 24 percent vs. last season’s average, and it has yet to break the 1.0 mark this fall. But the Bear believes that despite those declines, the show is in a pretty safe position.

Adjusting for the lower viewing levels on Fridays, “MacGyver” is a middle-of-the-pack show for CBS. Its current Renew/Cancel Index number ranks sixth among CBS’ 12 dramas.

It’s also an in-house production, which means CBS has extra incentive to keep it alive. In a season where the network as a whole is down (as are the other broadcasters), the declines for “MacGyver” aren’t that serious. It’s likely to be back next season.

Key:

DSW Dead Show Walking: All but officially canceled yet still airing
🐻 sure bet to be canceled by May 2018
🐻 🐻 likely to be canceled by May 2018
🐻 🐻 🐻 tossup between renewal and cancellation by May 2018
🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 likely to be renewed by May 2018
🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 sure bet to be renewed by May 2018

 

The Renew/Cancel Index is the amount above (or below) a replacement-level rating — i.e., the expected adults 18-49 rating of an emergency fill-in show should a series be canceled. For the 2016-17 season, replacement level is a 0.7 same-day rating in adults 18-49 for the Big 4 networks and a 0.2 for The CW. (Read more here.) The index number is taken by subtracting 0.7 (or 0.2) from a show’s average same-day rating.

Friday scripted shows (denoted with an “F” above) on the Big 4 have average ratings about 30 percent lower than those of other nights, therefore their ratings are multiplied by 1.43 (1/0.7, or 70 percent) before subtracting the replacement-level number. Any scripted show on Saturdays will use the same formula.

Shows that have ended their seasons have their R/C Index number frozen at the point of their final episode.

(O) – Owned: All other things equal, shows owned by studios affiliated with their networks have a better shot at renewal than those from outside producers.

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